Challenge of Flight

An incredible documentary series about military flying mishaps and miraculous tales of survival, this is the real story of military flying. Bone-jarring crashes, miraculous tales of survival, flying a gauntlet of SAM's, and ground fire on a target run will enthrall even the most jaded. 

Once-in-a lifetime landings culminate in life or death struggles for control of the carrier deck and horrifying ramp strikes.

The intrigue escalates as viewers realize all the ways that a flight can go wrong, with everything from locked controls to burning tires, and even “flat spins.” Viewers witness near misses, close calls, and mishaps that pilots have talked about for years, while enjoying footage compiled from thousands of hours of classified military footage. It is all here in this remarkable series.

Additional Info

  • Genre: Documentary, Action
  • Year: 1992
  • Duration: 26 x 30 min.
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